Where I live there are countless roads through the woods that we refer to as “two-tracks”. The road commission refers to many of these as “seasonal roads”. Two-tracks receive very little if any upkeep and are not plowed in the winter. Unlike a path or trail two-tracks can be traveled in a vehicle. That is where their name comes from—the two tracks left by tires. I would recommend a pickup truck instead of a car especially one with low suspension. You better have a pretty good idea of where you are going because there are no road signs on two-tracks unless you count the occasional code number for snowmobiles. Two-tracks are better than trails but it must be remembered that they have limited value because they are very seasonal.
Many Christians are like the two-track. Oh their life is much easier to follow to Jesus than the path. Jesus is much more visible in their life witness and verbal witness. However, like the two-track they are pretty seasonal. They kind of pick and choose what parts of the biblical demands they will surrender to. I know some people who are very faithful in their giving. They will even mail their check into the church when they aren’t there (which may be quite often). On the other hand they may be very faithful to church attendance but give nothing to the Lord’s work. Strong drink might not ever cross their lips but strong gossip does every day. They might never watch anything that is sexually suggestive but will fill their minds with blasphemous, gory slasher films. They may pray regularly but never open their Bible.
Come into contact with them during the right “season” and you may very well see Jesus. The wrong season you could simply be stuck in the woods for a long, long time.
Lord, I want to be more than a seasonal believer. I want to be your witness in and out of season. Amen.
Copyright 2009 Robert A. Moody
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